Happy Wednesday, friends. We are halfway through the week. Woohoo! Believe it or not, I have a work wear look for you today.
I get a lot of requests for work wear, but I struggle with this because a) it has been years since I’ve worked in an office setting and b) I really don’t like work wear. Or at least, I thought I didn’t. I keep trying ankle length skinny pants for a work wear look, and I always end up going back to my trusty skinny jeans because I find them to be so much more flattering.
Then I had an epiphany. I used to like wearing dress pants that were full-length with a wider leg, so when I saw these slim bootcut suit pants on the White House Black Market website, I ordered them.
Do you hear the angels singing? I do! I find these SO much more flattering for my body type than the more popular ankle skinny pants, which have a way of visually cutting off my legs at an awkward spot.
These pants happen to be the exact perfect length for me with these 3 3/4″ heels, but if they were any longer, I’d need to have them hemmed. They’re actually on sale right now for $59.99, which is an amazing price for the quality. They are fully lined, by the way, and they come in long and petite sizes. For those of you who like to get a size reference, these are a regular size 6.
This white blazer came in my last Trunk (I told you I was holding back a few surprises!) At first I was going to send it back because I didn’t know what to wear with it, and then I started trying it on with different tops in my closet. It actually works with quite a few. When these grey pants came in the mail, I knew I had an outfit.
I find the collarless design to be easy to wear, and it works nicely with a lot of different necklines. I did front-tuck the top because otherwise, it was almost the same length as the blazer, and that doesn’t really look right. You want some difference in length between the two.
I like this blouse a lot. I will wear it without the blazer with white or blue jeans when it gets warmer. It comes in several colors, and today Banana Republic started their Friends & Family Event. You can get 50% off on up to 5 regular-priced items with code BRFAMILY.
I kept my jewelry simple and carried my black satchel to match my black pumps. I tried my nude pumps, but I didn’t like how they looked against the grey pants. If I had pumps in white or more of a stone color, I would have worn them instead, but I think the black works. I actually have pink suede pumps that are close to the color of the blouse, but I thought that might be a bit much… what do you think?
I don’t have a lot of occasions to wear an outfit like this, but I can see wearing the jacket and blouse with bootcut jeans and heels or skinny jeans for a lunch date or church. I also like how the white blazer looks over my leopard blouse from last fall, so I want to try that sometime too.
Enjoy the rest of your day, and don’t forget to visit Cyndi and see the spring outfit she’s styling today!
fuchsia blouse // white blazer // slim bootcut suit pants // black pumps // black satchel // triad hoops // triple rings necklace c/o Hallmark // link bracelet // Ray-Bans // lips: Pink Nouveau lipsick with Cultured Lipglass on top
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